Almost certainly, Bush had to cancel his planned speech while Gustav loomed. But the sources say he didn't like the idea and felt pushed. Bush is described by sources as "furious" at McCain for being deprived of his last appearance before his party, which nominated him twice, as a sitting president. He believes he is being treated disrespectfully.Any day Dubya's feelers get bent is a good day. Now I'd settle for indictment, arrest, trial, punishment... with prejudice!
Now that'd be a good day!
Update: And this is what I get for posting on a piece before I finish reading it: the other shoe -- Hee!
Shuttering the convention for a night was probably inevitable given the hurricane, but to provide a cover-up for scratching Bush and Cheney it became absolutely necessary. But once the hurricane passed, Bush asserted his primacy as president and forced his way back on the schedule to deliver a satellite speech to the convention.